6 more months

View

With just six months to go, work is intensifying at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research to restore and prepare about 2,000 animal specimens for display ahead of the big move to the new Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, ready in mid-2014. The work on the specimens is just over halfway through.

Singapore’s only natural history museum, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has received its largest gift from the Lee Foundation. This gift and others enables the RMBR to embark on building a new purpose-designed building for its invaluable collection of animals and plants specimens. To be renamed the ‘Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’, the new building will showcase Southeast Asian biodiversity and environmental issues in its exhibition hall.

http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/

Presidential Office Building 總統府

pres_tiny

View

The Presidential Office Building (Chinese: 總統府; pinyin: Zǒngtǒng Fǔ) houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China. The building, located in the Zhongzheng District in the national capital of Taipei, Republic of China, was designed by architect Uheiji Nagano during the period of Japanese rule of Taiwan (1895–1945). The structure originally housed the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan. Damaged in Allied bombing during World War II, the building was restored after the war by Chen Yi, the Governor-General of the Taiwan province. It became the Presidential Office in 1950 after the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated the nation’s capital to Taipei City at the end of the Chinese Civil War.

– Wikipedia

Lingxing Gate

studdoor_tiny

View

Lingxing Gate with 8 columns and double eaved roof. Decorated with 108 studs protruding from the wooden door. On the 2 sides are stone coloumns carved with dragons.